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Romeoville Makes List of Best Places to Own a Home in Illinois

Find out what other towns are on the list.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Home ownership: It's part of the American dream.

And according a study by NerdWallet, if you're going to buy a house in Illinois, Romeoville is one of the best places to do it.

The village was No. 5 on NerdWallet's list of "Best Places for Home Ownership in Illinois," ranking behind towns including Plainfield and Oswego.

According to the rankings, NerdWallet looked at three main questions:
  • Are homes available?
  • Can you afford to live there?
  • Is the area growing?
NerdWallet looked at 121 places in Illinois, and towns were scored based on homeownership rate, selected monthly owner costs, median household income and population change from 2010-12. Romeoville's overall score was 75.9.

According to NerdWallet:

"Residents of Romeoville enjoy the lowest homeowner costs on our list, with median selected monthly homeowner costs at $1,875. They also enjoy the more than 300 acres of park land with seven community parks and 23 neighborhood parks, plus a 55,000 square-foot recreation center, all overseen by the award-winning Romeoville Recreation Department. Romeoville’s population grew by 4.5% between 2010 and 2012, and top employers in the area include Dann Dee Display Fixtures, Lewis University and Sharp Electronics."

Other cities ranking in the top 10 best places to buy homes in Illinois include South Elgin, Lockport and Tinley Park.

Click here to view the full rankings.

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